Anthurium: types and features of care

Species and varietal diversity

 highlight several types of anthurium: Scherzer, Andre, Crystal, Linden, etc.

Anturium André

is the most common species. The leaves are heart-shaped up to 22 cm in length. The flower is shiny and wrinkled, reaching 10 cm in length. The plant itself is quite large and can grow up to 150 cm tall. A large number of varieties with different color colors are produced.

Varieties “Whiste”, “Simbo”

are characterized by white color. At the beginning of flowering the flower bed is white, then gradually changes color to pale green.

The cultivar “Jaguar Green” is characterized by green coloring.

Anthurium with green cover looks very unusual. Depending on the variety, the color can be solid green or with pink veins.

The cultivar “Flamingo Orange” is bicolor.

Beautiful combination of red and green.

Varieties of “Karma Red”, “Dunamite Red”, etc.

The most common colour is red. Very spectacular, especially when combined with a yellow rod.

Variety “Prince of Orange”

Rare orange color bedspreads, cob green with yellow top.

The varieties “Zizou”, “Jambo Sweet”, “Flamingo Pink”, etc.

Pink flowers. At the same time, the range of shades is very wide: from gently pink and peachy to bright and rich. There are varieties with a green border on the cover.

Varieties “Black Love”, “Shiwtime”, “Paris Black”

Have a kind of dark color of bedspreads, are quite rare.

Varieties “Fiorino”, “Karma Purpee”

Purple bedspread with purple cob.

Varieties “Princess Amalia Elegance”, “Sweet Dream”

Pink bedspread with red veins and red tip, cob.

Anthurium ScherceraCompact

species, growing up to 30-40 cm tall. The leaves are lanceolate, the flower is waxy, the cob is spiral-shaped. Quickly adapts to room conditions. It is distinguished by prolonged flowering.

Anthurium crystallDecorative

appearance, height up to 90 cm. The leaves have a velvety surface covered with silvery veins, up to 20 cm long. With age, the colour of the leaves changes from purplish to dark green. The flowers are unexpressive.

Rare species of

Anthurium Linden: flowers are painted pink, leaves are pointed heart-shaped with light veins.

Gooker’s Anthurium: unpretentious, adapting to room conditions. Up to 60 cm tall, the stem is short, the leaves are ellipse-shaped and covered in small black specks.

Wendlinger’s Anthurium: Grows well in room conditions. It has long air roots. Leaves are elongate (up to 80 cm) and narrow (up to 11 cm).

Anthurium is multidissected: lianoid, leaves dissected into smaller leaf segments.

Secrets of the lush bloom of the anthurium

To flower long and abundantly it is necessary to create favorable conditions for it.

Temperature regime: moderate temperature at the level of 20-25°C, in winter – not lower than 16°C. The flower does not tolerate drafts.

Lighting: in summer — bright sunlight with shade from direct sunlight (on the south window) or bright diffused light (west and east windows). In winter, the anthurium needs maximum light – change to the south window. In general, the flower is shady, but there will be no flowering in the shade.

Air humidity: requires high humidity. Frequent spraying with detached water is necessary (so that there is no lime plaque on the leaves). You can use an air humidifier or put a pot with a flower in a pallet with wet keramzite. Periodically wipe the leaves with a damp napkin.

Watering: watered abundantly every 3-4 days, between watering the soil in the pot should dry for 1-2 cm. Watering can be reduced to once a week in winter. The water should be staid, room temperature.

Feeding: in spring-summer period fed every 2-3 weeks with special fertilizer for aroid. After the transplant, carry out feeding in 2-3 months.

Transplant: young plants replant annually, adults — every 2-3 years. Transplant is done in spring. Several plants can be planted in one pot at a time. The pot should be small in volume, because the anthurium blooms only if it is filled with the roots of the whole volume of the pot. Soil required loose, light and fertile, drained. You can mix universal peat, peat, coarse-grained sand and pieces of fine rubble (or charcoal); you can add sphagnum moss.

Plant/transplant technology:

– plow the plant profusely; – Remove from the pot with the preservation of the earthen coma, so as not to damage the roots; – pour on top of a small layer of ground; – place the plant on the center of the pot and fill empty areas with soil; – pour plentifully and mulch moss with sphagnum.

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